Bridgette's Love Potion Saison
Finally getting around to posting my favorite recipe for summer. A Ommegang Hennipen-like Saison.
|Beer:||Bridgette's Love Potion Saison||Style:||Saison|
|Type:||All grain||Size:||5 gallons|
|Alcohol:||7.1% v/v (5.6% w/w)|
|Water:||moderate hard water|
|Grain:||9 lb. 8 oz. American 2-row
4 oz. Belgian aromatic
8 oz. Belgian CaraVienne
1 lb. Flaked wheat
|150F for 60 min.
Recipe works great for Extract w/ grain just replacing pale malt with 6 lbs DME. Vienna in lieu of the wheat gives more of a bready quality, but I've preferred the wheat for creamy head.
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.056||6 gallons|
|1 lb. Belgian candi sugar|
|IM at 15 min.
3/4 oz. bitter orange zest at 5 min.
1/2 oz. crushed corriander at 5 min.
Have added 1/4 oz. black pepper corns which is good too.
|Hops:||1 oz. Styrian Goldings (5.5% AA, 60 min.)
1 oz. Styrian Goldings (5.5% AA, 30 min.)
|Yeast:||WLP565 1.5L starter|
|Log:||Ferment warm. At 70F or less it will be cleaner tasting and fruitiness will be more apparent. At 80F it becomes more "rustic", cellar-like, earthy and spicy - better. This is a finnicky yeast. Primary for 14 days minimum - it will take at least that long, longer at cooler temps. Secondary for 3-4 weeks warm.|
|Carbonation:||medium high carbonation. The longer in the bottle, the higher the carbonation will get as the yeast continues working for months.|
|Tasting:||Have made versions of this for 6-7 years each summer. Started with Homebrew Adventures kit by same name and have morphed over time into the current recipe. Very nice tart, spicy, cellar-like "artisanal" flavor from the WLP565 yeast - not quite as Belgian-funky as other Belgian yeasts but more "rustic". Compares very favorably with Ommegang Hennipen. Twice 2nd place BOS (always a bride's maid). Note that this yeast will continue working in the bottle. Seems at peak at 4-6 months. At 1 year it will be dry as a bone.|
Recipe posted 04/29/08.